New Books

30 March, 2021

GO BIG NOW, Julia Pimsleur

Transform Aspirational Thoughts into Life-Changing Results

What’s the biggest challenge you face if you want to accomplish great things? It’s getting and keeping the right mindset, according to the hundreds of high achievers Julia Pimsleur has interviewed and worked with as a business coach. In her new book Go Big Now (New World Library, March 2021), Pimsleur distills two decades of studying complex mindset practices into eight essential “mindset keys” that can be used by anyone to get the Go Big Mindset and achieve ambitious professional and life goals. Pimsleur shares personal stories of how she used these keys to raise venture capital and build multimillion-dollar companies, and illustrates each key with an example from a leader, CEO, or celebrity whose mindset catapulted them to success. You’ll learn to reframe perceived setbacks, replace unhelpful thoughts and limiting beliefs with empowering ones, and stay motivated to pursue your big goal, even in the face of massive hurdles. With the Go Big Mindset, you’ll boost your mental resilience and discover how to think your way to bigger, better results.

Go Big Now blends scientific research with practical tips and genuine vulnerability so that anyone can apply these mindset practices to reach their goals. An incredible achievement!”
— Chris Yeh, bestselling coauthor of Blitzscaling and cofounder of the Global Scaling Academy

Go Big Now is an essential playbook for any leader who wants to learn the mindset it takes to scale up. From her experience raising venture capital to her leadership of the Million Dollar Women movement, Julia Pimsleur has lived the advice in this book, and she’s the perfect guide for anyone who wants to multiply their impact exponentially.”
— Verne Harnish, founder of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

“Julia Pimsleur’s authenticity, vulnerability, and storytelling will blow you away. You’ll discover that the people you admire who are übersuccessful were at one point exactly where you are right now — they just had some secrets, which Julia has been gracious enough to share with us.”
— Tiffany Dufu, founder and CEO of The Cru and author of Drop the Ball

“A must-read for women entrepreneurs. Julia Pimsleur coaches from all angles — logistical, psychological, financial — and gives those with seemingly insurmountable obstacles clear steps for improving their mindsets, and their lives!”
— Ada Calhoun, bestselling author of Why We Can’t Sleep

Julia Pimsleur, a scaling coach and mindset expert, is the founder of Million Dollar Women. She has helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow their businesses to seven figures and beyond via her coaching and speaking. Pimsleur hosts the Million Dollar Mind podcast and CEO Check-In. An avid scuba diver, she lives with her family in New York City.

25 March, 2021

SAM IS MY SISTER, Ashley Rhodes-Courter

From New York Times bestselling author Ashley Rhodes-Courter, illustrated by Mackenzie Haley, SAM IS MY SISTER, based on one family’s real-life experiences, is a heartwarming story of a girl named Sam and the brothers who love and support her that will resonate with readers everywhere.

“SAM IS MY SISTER is a sensitive, heartwarming, honest, and beautifully illustrated story that shines a light on siblings and how their unconditional love plays a special and invaluable role in the life of a child who is transgender” — Jazz Jennings, advocate for transgender youth; author of Being Jazz and co-author of I AM JAZZ

Evan loves being big brother to Sam and Finn. They do everything together―go fishing, climb trees, and play astronauts. But lately, Evan notices that he and Sam don’t look like brothers anymore. Sam wants to have long hair, and even asks to wear a dress on the first day of school. As time goes by, Evan comes to understand why Sam wants to look like a girl―because Sam is a girl. Sam is transgender. And just like always, Sam loves to dream with Evan and Finn about going to the moon together.


9 March, 2021

THE TWENTYSOMETHING HANDBOOK: Everything You Need to Know About Real Life, Nora Bradbury-Haehl

From the co-author of the bestselling FRESHMAN SURVIVAL GUIDE (150,000 copies sold) comes the book every young person needs, THE TWENTYSOMETHING HANDBOOK:  Everything You Need to Know About Real Life, by Nora Bradbury-Haehl (March 2021, Nelson Books/HarperCollins).

“For an age group overwhelmed with information, Bradbury-Haehl finds a way to make it all manageable.” –Publisher’s Weekly

Let’s face it: adulting isn’t easy. That’s why young-adult minister Nora Bradbury-Haehl created this essential guide to help you avoid the mistakes, missteps, and financial failures that took others years to learn. Each chapter includes practical, actionable advice that addresses the full range of life’s challenges, including how to:

  • make a new city feel like home;
  • find the right job for you—and thrive once you’ve landed it;
  • ward off loneliness and build meaningful post-grad relationships;
  • set boundaries and live in harmony with your roommates—whether they’re your peers or parents; and
  • replace destructive habits with ones that make your life better.

Whether you’re seeking meaning and purpose in your life and career or just feeling stuck and confused about your next steps, within these pages you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions and advice, encouragement, and inspiration from others who want to help you through these challenging years—together.

Nora Bradbury-Haehl is the coauthor of The Freshman Survival Guide and a nationally recognized voice in the conversation about young people and religion. For more than twenty-five years she’s worked with youth and young adults in churches, camps, and interfaith programs forming young people in faith, providing pastoral care, companioning them through the challenges and joys of young adulthood, and building caring supportive communities for and with them. An experienced and inspiring speaker, Nora has been a frequent presenter at churches, schools, and the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), leading workshops for large groups of young people and their adult leaders.

 


3 March, 2021

THRIVERS: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, Michele Borba, Ed.D.

The bestselling author of UnSelfie explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century — and offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future.

Michele Borba has been a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years — and she’s never been more worried than she is about this current generation of kids. The high-achieving students she talks with every day are more accomplished, better educated, and more privileged than ever before. They’re also more stressed, unhappier, and struggling with anxiety, depression, and burnout at younger and younger ages — “we’re like pretty packages with nothing inside,” said one young teen.

Thrivers are different: they flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Why? Dr. Borba combed scientific studies on resilience, spoke to dozens of researchers/experts in the field and interviewed more than 100 young people from all walks of life, and she found something surprising: the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits that set Thrivers apart (and set them up for happiness and greater accomplishment later in life).

These traits–confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism–will allow kids to roll with the punches and succeed in life. And the even better news: these traits can be taught to children at any age…in fact, parents and educations must do so. In Thrivers: The Surprising Reason Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine (Putnam, March 2021), Dr. Borba offers practical, actionable ways to develop these traits in children from preschool through high school, showing how to teach kids how to cope today so they can thrive tomorrow.

Advance Praise for Thrivers

Thrivers offers both science-based information and respectful, practical, and effective tools. Full of activities and ideas to cultivate the skills and mindset kids need to thrive, Borba encourages parents to use everyday moments to respond in ways that build relational and neural connections to promote optimal development, independence, and success. More than ever, our children need us to parent in ways that promote growth and resilience in the face of adversity, and Thrivers can serve as an essential guide.” –Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain ChildNo-Drama DisciplineThe Yes Brain, & The Power of Showing Up, and author of The Bottom Line for BabyThrivers is a must-read for parents and anyone who works with kids. It provides actionable tips and insights that will help adults give kids the tools they need to live their best lives.” –Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

“Dr. Michele Borba combines her deep understanding of children with decades of research to offer the wise, practical guidance that parents urgently need today. Thrivers lays out clear, actionable, age-by-age steps for raising children of character. In doing so, this timely and important book focuses our attention where it truly belongs: on who–not what–our children will become.” –Lisa Damour, PhD, author of Untangled and Under Pressure

“Michele Borba is the coach, mentor, and motivator that today’s parents crave. This brilliant guide—full of heart and backed by research—redefines success and shows us how to raise happier, healthier kids who will become champions of the things that last and matter. Dr. Borba tells us that raising Thrivers may be our greatest legacy as parents, and then she offers practical, actionable steps to make this vision a reality. I feel better equipped to lead my children after reading this game-changing book, and you will too.” –Kari Kampakis, author of Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

Thrivers helps us to recognize that resilient kids are not simply born but are made. With the world in unprecedented distress, it is our job to make sure that our kids are prepared  not only with high grades or prestigious college acceptances, but with the mental toughness, moral strength, and self-awareness that times of great challenge demand. If you add one book to your parenting bookshelf this year, make it Thrivers. –Madeline Levine, Ph.D., author of The Price of PrivilegeTeach Your Children Well, and Ready or Not

“There’s a huge gap between what we, as parents, say we want for our children (to be good people) and what our kids say we want for them (achievement). This book is the absolutely perfect book to help us close that gap, to help our children thrive and be all they can be!” –Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Life Essential Skills Every Child Needs

Thrivers is the resource I’ve yearned for as a parent and teacher, an evidence-based, deeply researched instruction manual for helping kids thrive despite–and even because of–adversity.” –Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure

“Thrivers is a call to action. Our children are hurting, and Thrivers shows you the cost — not only in accurately describing the challenges our children face but also showing how to make it better. I urge any person who cares about children and the health of our communities to read Thrivers and apply the wisdom and common sense advice you will find in its pages to every aspect of your life.” –Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes, Masterminds & Wingmen, and Owning Up. 

Thrivers brilliantly weaves together research and stories that grab your heart as they teach you how to be the parent you hope to be–a stunning master class in parenting, from pre-K through adulthood. Dr. Borba shows us how to raise a generation of Thrivers our world so desperately needs.” –Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Thrivers is the North Star every parent needs to point kids toward happiness, purpose, and true success. Emotional resilience can be taught, and Dr. Borba is the consummate teacher.”  –Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety and Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking

Thrivers can be summed up in one word, POWERFUL. In a world that is in crisis, with a generation that is emotionally crumbling, Borba gives us hope as well as the tools to help give our children and teens the moral courage they need to flourish in an unpredictable life. We must turn our strivers into thrivers! A mandatory read for every person who cares about raising kind, compassionate, and successful children.” –Sue Scheff, author of Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

About the Author

Michele Borba, EdD, is the author of UnSelfie: Why Emphatheic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World, and is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on Today and has been featured as an expert on DatelineThe ViewDr. PhilNBC Nightly NewsFox & FriendsDr. Oz, and The Early Show, among many others. She lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, and is the mother of three grown sons.

1 March, 2021

THE REBEL NUN

Marj Charlier’s The Rebel Nun is based on the true story of Clotild, the daughter of a sixth-century king and his concubine, who leads a rebellion of nuns against the rising misogyny and patriarchy of the medieval church. (Blackstone Publishing, March 2021)

At that time, women are afforded few choices in life: prostitution, motherhood, or the cloister. Only the latter offers them any kind of independence. By the end of the sixth century, even this is eroding as the church begins to eject women from the clergy and declares them too unclean to touch sacramental objects or even their priest-husbands.

Craving the legitimacy thwarted by her bastard status, Clotild seeks to become the next abbess of the female Monastery of the Holy Cross, the most famous of the women’s cloisters of the early Middle Ages. When the bishop of Poitiers blocks her appointment and seeks to control the nunnery himself, Clotild masterminds an escape, leading a group of uncloistered nuns on a dangerous pilgrimage to beg her royal relatives to intercede on their behalf. But the bishop refuses to back down, and a bloody battle ensues. Will Clotild and her sisters succeed with their quest, or will they face excommunication, possibly even death?

In the only historical novel written about the incident, The Rebel Nun is a richly imagined story about a truly remarkable heroine.

Reviews:

The Rebel Nun is a boldly imagined story of one early medieval woman’s struggle against the societal forces that constrained her. It draws on historical sources that briefly mention — and condemn — the insurrection that two noble nuns led within their abbey, in Poitiers, in 589.  Marj Charlier imagines the incident from the perspective of one of these nuns, the noblewoman Clothild, and embeds these events within the larger story of Clothild’s life. The result is an engaging and thought-provoking tale.” —Samantha Kahn Herrick, Associate Professor of History, Syracuse University

”Marj Charlier takes an obscure sixth-century tale and turns it into a stunning story of a nun caught up in the misogyny of the early Christian church. Led by Clotild, a king’s bastard daughter, a group of nuns attempts to rescue their monastery from the all-male church hierarchy. Extensively researched and rich in historical detail, The Rebel Nun tells of a time when women were chattel, when priests questioned whether females had souls. Charlier’s artfully written account of Clotild’s struggle to save her medieval sisterhood from the dominance of kings and bishops is a perfect novel for today’s women.” — Sandra Dallas, New York Times bestselling author

”Vividly imagines one of the most fascinating events to occur in sixth-century Gaul, bringing into focus the complexity of the early centuries of Western Christianity as the Church struggled to define its positions on clerical celibacy, the role of women, pre-Christian traditions, and its relationship to secular power. Scholars have long been fascinated with Gregory of Tours’s account of how a rebellion of nuns from the monastery of the Holy Cross in Poitiers supposedly resulted in acts of murder, plunder, and unplanned pregnancies. It is a moment that has been calling out for a writer to do it justice in a work of historical fiction, but which feat no one has dared to attempt — until now. Marj Charlier’s The Rebel Nun brings the sights, sounds, and smells of this event and its aftermath to life in a richly imagined story that is firmly rooted in equal parts rigorous historical research and inspired, creative imagination.” —Dorsey Armstrong, PhD, professor of English/medieval studies at Purdue University, and lecturer for The Great Courses (”The Medieval World,” ”The Black Death,” and others)

”What could lead nuns to armed rebellion?…This thoughtful imagining of the underlying causes and characters involved in the revolt centers on Clotild, the leader of the insurrection…Charlier carefully constructs a narrative that positions Clotild, a pagan at heart despite her outward piety, as a reluctant revolutionary who pushes for fairness in a Christian world increasingly dominated by men. With power available to so few women, Clotild dares to imagine freedom, despite its cost.” —Booklist

The Rebel Nun is a gripping, well-told story of women fighting against a church and society dominated by men who are determined to defeat them in body and spirit. A great tale that will immerse you in a world so different — and not so different — from our own.” —Philip Freeman, Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture at Pepperdine University, author of Saint Brigid’s Bones

The Rebel Nun is a wildly original, suspenseful account of a group of nuns in medieval France who must endure hardships and treachery from both outside and within their walls. It feels both historically authentic and startlingly contemporary, and I loved every word of it.” —Elizabeth Stuckey-French, author of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady

The Rebel Nun is a gripping tale of heroism and audacity in the least likely of guises — a renowned cloister under the heel of the medieval church. With meticulous research and in exacting detail, Marj Charlier brings to light the remarkable exploits of Clotild, who leads her fellow sisters on a daring escape that culminates in bloody revolt, and a place in history.” —Denise Heinze, author of The Brief and True Report of Temperance Flowerdew

”The story of a community of women in crisis and the power they found through their will to save themselves, The Rebel Nun tells the fictional truth behind the historical rebellion of the Holy Cross nuns in 589 CE, as recounted in her latter days by one of the rebellion’s leaders, Clotild … Rich in facts and foreshadowing, the historical novel The Rebel Nun finds in the nuns’ rebellion, and in Germanic tribal paganism, an inspirational morality tale and historical precedent for modern women to connect with their own powers, no matter the stakes.” —Foreword Reviews

The Rebel Nun is a well-written window into the life of a sixth-century royal bastard and the changing landscape of holy power structures. Charlier writes a strong voice for Clotild, with vivid descriptions of a daily life that brings readers along into her world. The research shows, and Charlier does an excellent job of seamlessly integrating the historical record with her own fiction.” —Historical Novels Review


19 January, 2021

GOLDEN STATE, Ben H. Wintesr

Now in paperback from Mulholland Books!

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist Ben H. Winters comes a mind-bending novel set in a world governed by absolute truth, where lies are as dangerous as murder.
In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible.
In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime — and stopping those crimes is Laz’s job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to “speculate” on what might have happened.
But the Golden State is less of a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the truth requires a veritable panopticon of surveillance and recording. And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back.

“At a time in the real world when everybody seems to own their version of the truth and phrases like “alternative facts” are used to cover falsehoods, Golden State is, no lie, a fascinating examination that takes fidelity and correctness down a freaky Orwellian path.”―USA Today

“Winters has a knack for creating appealing detective fictions that skew reality in thought-provoking ways, producing a hybrid of the familiar and the uncanny. . . . As you read, you feel your perception of the world slipping and warping. Winters brilliantly imagines the quotidian manifestations of a truth-obsessed culture.”

Washington Post

“Once again, Ben H. Winters creates a world cleverly skewed a few crucial degrees from our own. . . . Winters is well aware of the tropes of dystopian noir, and it is fun to watch him mix and match them to good effect. . . . The detective plot works well, but it is in its questioning of the nature of truth and falsehood that the novel excels. . . . Smart, intricate and propulsive, Golden State is proof that Winters deserves our continued attention as one of crime fiction’s most inventive practitioners.”―San Francisco Chronicle

“Mr. Winters has won major awards in both the mystery and speculative-fiction genres. The brain-teasing Golden State exists in a space where those two forms coexist. As a consequence, a sympathetic reader’s imaginings may persist long after the book’s puzzles have been solved.”―Wall Street Journal

“Nothing speaks to the power of a weapon like it inspiring a work of speculative fiction, and Ben H. Winter’s Golden State is the dystopian take on the new tool of war du jour: lies.”―Paste Magazine, ‘One of the Best Books of January’

“In Golden State, Winters has fashioned a wry commentary on our current era of fake news.”

The Guardian [UK]

“An entertaining new take on the venerable genre-blending of noir and science fiction.”

The Los Angeles Review of Books

“Like any good dystopian yarn, Golden State shows . . . how any organization or government can warp good intentions into truly harmful ones.”―The Verge

“An entertaining, unpredictable read.”Financial Times

“A perfectly poised ontological-thriller-comedy-dystopian-allegorical-page-turner, yet with tenderly real characters in its chewy center, this turned out to be just the thing I was looking for.”

Jonathan Lethem

Ben H. Winters is the New York Times bestselling author of Underground Airlines and the Last Policeman trilogy. The second novel in the trilogy, Countdown City, was an NPR Best Book of 2013 and the winner of the Philip K. Dick award. The Last Policeman was the recipient of the 2012 Edgar Award and was also named one of the Best Books of 2012 by Amazon.com and Slate. Ben lives with his family in Los Angeles, CA.


4 January, 2021

THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT, Philip Freeman

The Rule of St. Benedict has governed monastic communities for centuries, but it is far more than a standard religious text. The Rule is, above all, a handbook for living a deliberate life―no matter your religious background or beliefs. It teaches the importance of contemplation and silence, of solitude, and the power of community and unity.

With lessons focusing on the simple acts of everyday life, like eating and daily work, along with wisdom for the deeply personal and internal facets of living, such as cultivating humility and practicing forgiveness, The Rule of St. Benedict is a profound guide to living a good and meaningful life.

An award-winning translator, Philip Freeman’s version of The Rule is beautifully accessible in its language. With a simple and direct style, the book lays out a way of living that is transformative in its simplicity and striking in its power. It was released by St. Martin’s Essentials in December 2020.

Praise for The Rule of St. Benedict:

“The same desire that accompanied men and women to the first European monasteries, drive many of us today to the spiritual riches of St. Benedict and his famous Rule. And there is no better guide than Philip Freeman. Highly recommended!” ―Jon M. Sweeney, author of St. Francis of Assisi: His Life, Teachings, and Practice

Praise for Phillip Freeman:
“Philip Freeman brings sexy back in Searching for Sappho.” ―Vanity Fair

“Freeman’s book is full of light and life, and readers seeking an accessible introduction to this marvelous poet need look no further.” ―Wall Street Journal

About the Author

ST. BENEDICT OF NURSIA is a Christian saint born in 480. He is best known for his Rule which he wrote in 516 to guide and instruct monks living together in community.

PHILIP FREEMAN earned a PhD from Harvard University and currently holds an endowed chair in humanities at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He has published over twenty books on ancient and medieval history and religion, including works on Celtic mythology and St. Patrick.


16 December, 2020

THE PECULIAR FATE OF HOLLY BANKS, Julie Valerie

A wife, mother, and aspiring filmmaker clings to the pursuit of perfection only to have fate play with every plan she’s made in this quirky, contemplative, and empowering novel.

Holly Banks is on a desperate mission to have it all, but nothing in life goes according to plan. She’s quickly learning that keeping up with the Joneses is a full-time job, especially when the women of Primm, her new neighborhood, seem to have it together all the time.

With her husband’s job in flux, her daughter’s difficulty with learning to read, and her mother’s new zest for dating, Holly’s life is already anything but picture perfect. Then her dog digs up an old artifact in the village center, and the mishap draws the attention of local media. Because of course it would.

Holly finds herself at the center of a mystery between two rival towns that, if solved, could change the Village of Primm forever. Attention is the last thing she needs as she’s launching a new business, the village-wide “Parade of Homes” is approaching—though she’s hardly unpacked—and she needs to submit her entry for an upcoming film festival. Can Holly still create her perfect (looking) life? Or is fate about to go off script and give her a story she never could have imagined?

THE PECULIAR FATE OF HOLLY BANKS (November 2020) is the second book in the Village of Primm series, following HOLLY BANKS FULL OF ANGST (December 2019).

Reviews

“Picking up where Valerie’s first novel, Holly Banks Full of Angst, left off, this will fit right in with loyal Kinsella readers, fans of Tom Perotta’s Mrs. Fletcher, and those who enjoyed the suburban intrigue of the Netflix show Dead to Me.” Booklist

“Valerie combines laugh-out-loud situations with heart as Holly navigates her newest challenges…Recommended for those who enjoy reading about relatable heroines and parents who are trying to have it all.” Library Journal

“Both down to earth and beautifully surreal, Holly Banks’s latest adventure is a story about courage, family, and friendship that had me hooked from the very first page.” —Lea Geller, author of Trophy Life

About the Author

Julie Valerie is the bestselling author of Holly Banks Full of Angst, book 1 in the Village of Primm series. She serves on the board of directors for James River Writers; earned an editing certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School; and has a master’s degree in education, a bachelor of fine arts in fashion, and certification in wilderness first aid. A former trend forecaster, Julie enjoys books, the study of wine, hikes on the Appalachian Trail, and travel. She married her college sweetheart, and they live in Virginia with their four children and two English Labradors. Learn more about Julie at https://julievalerie.com.


15 November, 2020

MANAGE YOUR MENOPAUSE NATURALLY, Maryon Stewart

Find Yourself Again with a Natural Approach to a Natural Transition

Menopause is too often treated as a problem to be solved or an illness to be cured, not the natural process it is. Now, with the publication of MANAGE YOUR MENOPAUSE NATURALLY (New World Library, November 2020), it doesn’t have to be that way.  World-renowned healthcare expert Maryon Stewart outlines her wonderfully comprehensive and practical Six-Week Natural Menopause Solution with steps that women can take to feel better right away. Detailed questionnaires help you assess which areas of your life most need addressing — from brain fogginess and mood swings to painful sex, weight gain, and complexion issues. Maryon then shows you exactly what to do, nutritionally and in other areas of your life, to overcome symptoms. The powerful results of Maryon’s program don’t end after six weeks; instead, they point the way toward not just a good life, but a life that’s better than ever.  The book contains a foreword by Emmanuela Wolloch, MD FACOG.

Reviews

“It is fair to say that as a former primary care doctor, taught to believe that HRT [hormone replacement therapy] was the only solution for menopausal symptoms, I am now a total convert to ‘managing your menopause naturally.’ My own symptoms were not helped at all by several attempts with various forms of HRT, but after just three weeks of Maryon’s program they had almost disappeared — and they have stayed away! Thank you, Maryon, and your team.”
— Dr. Vivienne McVey, CEO, Virgin Care

“This is an excellent book providing an overall holistic approach to the management of menopause. It should prove to be very valuable to all women who are experiencing the myriad symptoms of menopause that they wish to manage in a nonmedicalized fashion, with practical and sensible tips that should be easy to implement. Even for those who wish to consider HRT, the advice Maryon Stewart provides is invaluable!”
— Sushma Srikrishna, MD, FRCOG, consultant urogynecologist, King’s College Hospital, London

“As doctors we haven’t been educated about alternative routes through menopause. As many women want or need to manage naturally, it’s important they have adequate knowledge. In Manage Your Menopause Naturally, Maryon Stewart brings together the world literature and, based on her successful approach that has been helping women overcome their symptoms for twenty-eight years, provides women with step-by-step instructions and tools to manage their perimenopause and menopause naturally, as well as future-proofing their health in the longer term.”
— Dr. Hina Pathak Sra, MA (Hons), Oxon, MBBS, MRCOG, Director, Harley Street Specialists

“Maryon Stewart is the go-to expert for resolving menopause challenges naturally, and I can’t recommend her or this book highly enough. Her wisdom, expertise, heart, and compassion are unparalleled, and I’m so grateful this book will help her work reach more women. It’s time to release the big fat lies about menopause and reclaim the second half of life with joy and enthusiasm. We deserve it, and Maryon is the perfect guide!”
— Amy Ahlers, author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves and coauthor of Reform Your Inner Mean Girl

“As a menopause specialist, I know that hormone treatment is not always sufficient to treat menopausal symptoms. Women need holistic care, and many women are looking for a natural approach. Here, Maryon Stewart lays out her successful program, based on published medical research. In Manage Your Menopause Naturally, Maryon generously shares information from her Natural Menopause Solution so that women everywhere can use the knowledge to reclaim their well-being.”
— Dr. Tania Adib, consultant gynecologist, clinical lead of the Menopause Clinic, the Lister Hospital, London

“The important thing for me, as a practicing gynecologist, about Maryon’s work is that it is evidence-based. This book is a fantastic place for every woman to start when faced with menopause and decisions about how to be their ‘best self’ for the next forty years. Maryon’s balanced tone and obvious passion make her book a compelling read and her advice a pleasure to implement.”
— Dr. Karen Morton, MA, MRCP, FRCOG, consultant gynecologist and founder of Dr Morton’s — The Medical Helpline©

About the Author

Maryon Stewart, with more than twenty-eight years of study and expertise, is known as a pioneer of the natural menopause movement. She coaches women in understanding the information, tools, and techniques needed to overcome the symptoms of menopause and has written twenty-seven popular self-help books published in the UK. Maryon was awarded a British Empire Medal in 2018. She divides her time between Florida, New York City, and London.

10 November, 2020

QUARANTINE! How I Survived the Diamond Princess Coronavirus Crisis, Gay Courter

A passenger’s story of fighting for her—and everyone else’s—rescue from the cruise ship with the first major outbreak of COVID-19 outside China.

What happens when you find yourself at the epicenter of a global crisis over a contagious new virus? Bestselling writer Gay Courter and her filmmaker husband learned the answer to that question in early February 2020, just as they were about to disembark from the Diamond Princess in Tokyo after a dazzling two-week southeast Asian cruise.

Weeks before lockdowns and social distancing became the new normal, the Courters and their shipmates suddenly found themselves trapped in a posh penitentiary—courtesy of the Japanese Ministry of Health.

Confined to their cabin and its balcony, they watched in terror as more and more sick and contagious passengers were loaded into ambulances and the world’s press swarmed the port.

Rather than passively endure their nightmare-come-true, they launched a campaign to get themselves and everyone else off the ship. With the help of the global media and some well-placed connections, they managed to influence high-ranking U.S. government officials—right up to and including the White House—to bring everyone home to safety.

Quarantine! is the insider’s book on the Diamond Princess episode, a suspenseful real-life drama recounting Gay and Phil’s twelve-day ordeal aboard ship, their tenacious efforts to get the U.S. government to repatriate them and other Americans, and their additional fifteen-day quarantine under federal order behind chain-link fencing at the pointedly less-than-posh Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

The COVID-19 crisis has affected the entire world. In her inimitable, long-admired voice, Gay Courter tells how it feels to wonder if you will be the next victim.

QUARANTINE! How I Survived the Diamond Princess Coronavirus Crisis was published by Post Hill Press in November 2020.

For updates on Phil Courter’s documentary, Quarantine! How We Survived the Diamond Princess Coronavirus Crisis, visit quarantinediamondprincess.com

Gay Courter is the author of many bestselling novels including THE MIDWIFE and CODE EZRA.